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Dorian-Theme by killhellokitty Dorian-Theme by killhellokitty
Dorian-theme ~ A Darkly Elegant Theme

Dorian has many of its own unique characteristics. To name a couple, hovered buttons grow in size, and insensitive buttons/widgets have a diagonal pattern distinguishing them from normal or active states.
Dorian's appearance is consistent between Gtk2 and Gtk3. Gtk2 uses the pixmap-engine** to resemble Gtk3 as closely as possible.

Icons - Clarity-canus, Wallpaper(Inset) - Black(20) by no-credit, Wallpaper(Outset) - DeLoreanWall by killhellokitty

Includes:
  • Gtk2 Theme
  • Gtk3 Theme
  • Metacity Themes - Basic and Retro: Left and Right
  • Openbox Themes - Default(retro-box) and Dorian-Neon *NEW*
  • Ubuntu Software-Center Theme
  • Chromium Browser Themes - Dorian and Dorian-Simple
  • Firefox Browser Theme
  • More to come...


Requirements:
  • Gtk3.6* works with Gtk3.8(with a few very minor image irregularities to be fixed soon)
  • gtk-engine-murrine-0.98.1.1(or newer)
  • pixbuf-engine or the gtk(2)-engines package***
  • gnome-themes-standard-3.6 *(provides the 'adwaita' engine)
  • !important! Gtk-2.24.14 or lower must be installed! A bug in Gtk-2.24.15 & Gtk-2.24.16 breaks the entry widgets.(Bugzilla-Bug 695003) Arch Linux users should downgrade from the current version.


Installation:
  • Ubuntu, Linux Mint, & Ubuntu derivatives:
  • 12.10 Quantal, 13.04 Raring, and 13.10 Saucy
    Add this PPA,
    copy and paste the following in a terminal:
      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:killhellokitty/themes.ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install dorian-theme
  • Arch Linux
    Install from AUR
    yaourt -S dorian-theme
  • ALL other distributions
  • should download Dorian-Theme from the top of this page. Unzip the archive, and copy the following three folders; dorian-theme, dorian-retro-left-metacity and dorian-retro-right-metacity to /usr/share/themes/ *This theme can not be installed in ~/.themes. It will not work properly when installed within this directory!


Ubuntu Software-Center Theme Installation:
  • Backup the original folder and name it "software-center.backup":
      sudo cp /usr/share/software-center /usr/share/software-center.backup
  • Install the Dorian software-center theme (This assumes the Dorian-Theme is installed to the recomended location 'usr/share/themes/'):
      sudo cp /usr/share/themes/dorian-theme/ubuntu-software-center/softwarecenter.css /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/css/softwarecenter.css && sudo cp /usr/share/themes/dorian-theme/ubuntu-software-center/stipple.png /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/art/stipple.png
  • Start/Restart the Ubuntu Software-Center.
  • To revert the changes:
      sudo rm -r /usr/share/software-center && mv /usr/share/software-center.backup /usr/share/software-center


Xfce & LXDE Panel Installation:
  • The panel image file is located at:
      /usr/share/themes/dorian-theme/gtk-2.0/panel-background/panel.png


Chromium Browser Theme Installation:
  • The theme file(.crx) is located at:
      /usr/share/themes/dorian-theme/chromium-theme/Dorian.crx
  • Open Chromium browser, go the the menu and scroll down to Tools. In the sub-menu select Extensions.
  • Drag and Drop the Dorian.crx file onto the Extensions Page.


Firefox Browser Theme Installation:
  • This entire theme is build using the UserChrome.css and UserContent.css.
    It is located in the 'chrome' folder within:
      /usr/share/themes/dorian-theme/
  • *If you previously made changes to either your userChrome.css or userContent.css, back theme up now.
  • Copy the 'chrome' folder (containing the userChrome, userContent, and images folder) into your Firefox User Profile: '~/.mozilla/firefox/userprofile/chrome/'
    *** Where 'userprofile' is XsomeNumbers.default folder.

  • <li>Alternately Create a new User-Profile specifically for the Dorian-Theme.
    To open the Profile-Manager for Firefox:
    *Important: Before you can start the Profile Manager, Firefox must be completely closed.
    In Terminal or using Alt/F2 (run-dialog) type: firefox -P
    More information on creating and utilizing User-Profiles in Firefox may be found Here
    </li>


Changelog:
02-15-2013 The first publishing of the completed(not finished) theme (gtk2 & gtk3).
02-16-2013 Ubuntu Software-Center theme added. Text shadow in gtk2 fixed.
02-19-2013 Metacity 2 & 3 themes added.
02-26-2013 Metacity added a second theme: Retro(left and right).
02-27-2013 Metacity, fixed bugs in Retro theme.
03-08-2013 Xfce/LXDE Panel themed.
03-24-2013 Selected Entry Text changed to white. Chromium Theme added.
04-06-2013 Firefox-Theme added to package.
04-24-2013 Scrollbar and Scroll-Sliders reworked to be clearly visible. Chromium, second theme added.
07-12-2013 Openbox Themes added, a default(retro-box) and neon.
09-03-2013 Firefox Theme fixed issue with gray bar displaying across web-pages, ie: youtube
04-23-2014 Firefox Theme fixed issue with only tab bar, and changed the app-menu button to match the new-tab button.

Share your thoughts, ideas, and bugs/bug-fixes.
Your feedback is important!


*gtk3.6 is required for gtk3 applications(Gnome3 apps). If using Gnome, the corresponding version is necessary (Gnome3.6).
**gtk2 is entirely drawn with pixmaps-engine using image files, in this case predominately vector. Pixmap-engine is know to draw windows slower than other(murrine,clearlooks,etc...) engines; therefore the gtk2 portion of this theme renders in roughly twice the time as other non-pixmap-engine themes. This is not a problem or concern, Dorian's gtk2 draws its windows very fast, just not as fast as other theme engines.
***gtk2 is drawn with vector graphics(svg). Most distributions include libsvg(or equivalent) by default.

license GPLv3
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Dorian-Theme by *killhellokitty ( Featured by neiio )
:iconjaysee009:
Jaysee009 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
using this theme
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:icont0m5k1:
t0m5k1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
still loving this theme, all others fail to compare.
Thanks for continued updates & work :)
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cheers!
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:iconvnon:
vnON Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Why you not add Chrome-theme to Chrome Web Store?
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I don't use it because it still requires the Dorian theme to look right.
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:iconvnon:
vnON Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Ubuntu 14.04: At Dorian 3.10 I see difference between selected and unselected tab, but in 3.12 they are the same. And please - can you write current version at this page? And of course again and again thank you for this themes - it is not just 'theme' for me - dark color help my eyes :)
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is for Gtk3.6, you should be using either the Gtk3.10 or 3.12 versions found here: fav.me/d6vvwot or fav.me/d7hrr8t
And me too, dark color helps my eyes alot.
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:iconthisisanunknownaccou:
First off great theme.
I came across a insignificant error in Firefox/chrome/userContent.css, line 134 reads 'background: 3a3a3a!important;' change to 'background: #3a3a3a!important;' to fix unintended white text box on about:home.

Thanks for your work.
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This theme version is to old for me to do anything about it now.  But thank you for listing the fix here for others who might be having the same problem.
Cheers!
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:iconvnon:
vnON Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
This theme must be preinstalled at *ubuntu. Maybe you can open ticket for this at Launchpad? Please :)

You are the best.
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your are awesome!  Thanks!  I wouldn't even know how to do that. 
Cheers!
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:iconinoki-sakaeru:
Inoki-Sakaeru Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Seriously the best dark theme.
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank You!
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:icony-n-1-f:
Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Awesome Meter:


Sucks.Not Awesome._________________________________________OMG! Frakking Awesome!
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:icony-n-1-f:
Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
<font><font>This didn't print right----It's awesome!</font></font>
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:-)  thx!!!
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:iconvazzar:
vazzar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
some issues in xfce with skype, in settings, the checkboxes and bullets are missing can't see what is checked and what is not.
also notification text should be white, not black... very hard to read

Can you check? May be something wrong on my end...

using Arch
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Skype is a QT app.  Have you properly installed QTCurve?
Arch has a wiki for qtcurve.  Let me know if that does tha job.  If not I will trouble-shoot it.
Cheers!
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:iconvazzar:
vazzar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
somehow got it working without any qt, skype doesn't need it btw. I switched to 32 bit Arch, notifications text in xfce is still black on dark background with composition off, unreadable still.
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:icondzon65:
Dzon65 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Hi. First of all, great work. One question though. How can I disable the buttons on the unified back/forward buttons in the firefox chrome in order to have plain icons like the rest of the toolbarbuttons?
dzon65.deviantart.com/art/10-0…
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you.  The Firefox theme was built with two focal points, one was the Tabs and the other the Back/Forward buttons.  I went to great lengths to make it work using the userChrome.css.  In other words the chrome files are designed around those two points.  It would be difficult to remove any one of them.  If you are dead set on making this happen, I would suggest reading the default theme file.  Find the back/forward buttons section.  Comment all the back/forward references in the chrome files.  Add the default back/forward buttons theme to the chrome; then add the original buttons chrome theming(appearance,color) to it. 
Wish I could be of more help. 
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:icondzon65:
Dzon65 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Thanks a lot. I'll check it out. Btw. I hope you don't mind me doing some edits to dorian. Only for personal use of course. Amongst,took some bits and pieces of delorean. :) Keep up the great work and have a nice day ! Kind regards. John.
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It may sound daunting, but it should be doable within a few hours.  I did try to make those changes in the userChrome before I posted a reply.  It didn't work, and would require doing just what I listed for you yesterday to fix it. 
Dorian and DeLorean are both GPLv3, therefore you are welcome to edit, adjust, add-to for your use or to share for the use of others.  Thanks again John.
Regards, Josh
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:icondzon65:
Dzon65 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Fixed. Only had to delete the back/forward entries in the css.
Regards, John.
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:iconmyclium:
myclium Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
This skin is simply amazing really great work. I only have but one issue and it's quite a serious one that noone else seems to be having. Certain web pages like YouTube and Tinypic are displaying a weird grey bar across the screen. The bar appears at different locations on different pages as well as different heights. I am able to inspect the element in Firefox and it seems to be a
block that's being inserted into certain web pages. I installed the skin from the AUR on my manjaro system running openbox. I tested firefox without the skin and the grey bar disappears.

Here are a few screenshots that'll help you track down the issue. I find it wierd that noone else is experiencing this except me.

Here is the flikr set of screenies of the issue, i also included images of the
block before and after deletion and how that fixes the error. Im guessing the problem is just a simple line of code that needs a bit of tweaking but I don't know enough to be certain. Thanks for the great skins, they are so good I'm happy to put up with the annoying bar until a fix is uncovered. :)
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:iconmyclium:
myclium Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
"....seems to be a DIV block...." lol I typed in the actual html by mistake xD
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the words of praise.  Thats one hellava issue to have.
Its been fixed, and a new packaged version of Dorian has been uploaded.
Thanks for your help with squashing this bug.
Cheers!
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:iconmyclium:
myclium Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Whoa that was quick, thanks so much man, max respect! :D
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gigabit942007 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I have a request could remove the title bar when it's maximised or make a version of the theme where it's hidden? It would help a lot of gnome 3 users and BTW awesome theme !
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:iconiamkendall:
iamkendall Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have a white line in the top title bar zone in gnome 3.8, hope you can fix it soon, its a great theme. Thanks for share.
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:iconthe-panacea-projects:
I must say this is excellent work.
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:iconxian75:
Xian75 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Still wish it would not cause synaptic package manager to crash when it is on. Delorean Dark does not do this.
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:iconshippd:
ShippD Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
:headbang:
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:iconultimatedesktops:
UltimateDesktops Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
I just love this theme! Cool work! :+fav: :clap:
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks You. This was a fun theme to make.
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:iconjohnnyshields:
johnnyshields Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
One request: on the desktop, when you select an icon the dark-blue icon highlight makes the icons hard to see against dark backgrounds. Can you please make this highlight color lighter?
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I will do what i can to fix it in the next update for gnome3.8 compat. Shouldn't be long.
cheers!
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:iconindeed314:
indeed314 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Just reinstalled to fedora 19 beta. Theme installed in under 30 seconds. No problems. Dude... you rock!
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hows it going...Good to here from you. Glad you like Dorian. Cheers!
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:iconsnoxu:
snoxu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Meant to say "there is no icon"
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I don't know what may be causing that. Make certain the 'images' folder is located within the 'chrome' folder. Wish I could be of more help.
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:iconsnoxu:
snoxu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Using your Firefox theme, there is icon for the Firefox button. Hmmm?
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:iconsaman-x:
SaMaN-X Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
U FU**** ROCK BRO. Thank you for this amazing experience.
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool! Thanx! And you are welcome dude.
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:iconbriloredo:
Briloredo Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I tried to install this theme but somehow it didn't, I checked out in appeareance and it doesn't appear. Could anybody tell me what I could have done wrong?
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:iconkillhellokitty:
killhellokitty Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sounds like you need to install 'gnome-tweak-tool' and use it to select your theme. The built in selector in the 'settings' dialog wont do the trick.
-cheers
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Saibagami Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
One more thing. You Unity Dash Launcher won't change it's color- most probably!
Just use the Unity Tweak Tool to change the color of your launcher! ^^
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:iconsaibagami:
Saibagami Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
It most probably will never be available via the Standard Ubuntu Appearence Center/Manager.
Because you do not know that kind of stuff, I assume, that you do not have Gnome installed. For the Unity Theme to work, please download the "Unity Tweak Tool".
Open your Terminal - Ctrl+Alt+T
Enter the following command: sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
( Do not try to paste it via CTRL+V. THIS DOES NOT WORK! Please use the right button-mouse-)
Once installed, go to your Unity Dash( The "Start Menu")
Write in: Unity Tweak, tweak, WHATEVER.
Open Unity Tweak Tool
Click on Themes.
Select your Dorian Theme.
BUM BAM BUUUUUM BOOOOM - you just got your Dorian theme! Wonderful, he?:D
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